Charities and Brexit Regardless of Outcome, Preparation is the Key – Update from NCVO
NCVO has published guidance to help charities prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Despite a tumultuous few days in parliament, it is vital that charities are thinking about the implications of any Brexit scenario, including no-deal, and putting measures in place that are flexible and resilient. To accompany the guidance, in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office, discussing ways in which civil society organisations can prepare for a no-deal exit.
In the last few days, parliament has passed legislation that mandates the prime minister to request a Brexit extension if MPs have not approved a withdrawal agreement by 19 October. Any extension must be approved by all 27 EU member states (which is not guaranteed), and the prime minister has vowed that we will not seek one, even though this could lead to court action against his government. So while a no-deal at the end of October is now less likely, it cannot be ruled out.